Wijit Lever-Drive & Braking Systemfor Manual Wheelchairs
Wijits are the fast, fun, easy-to-use lever-drive & braking system that replaces the wheels on your wheelchair and let you stop safer, turn sharper, climb higher, and go further than in a standard push-rim wheelchair; without sore shoulders, torn gloves or dirty hands.
The Wijit has brakes that let you easily stop your chair by pulling in on the levers without touching the push-rims. Friction burns are a thing of the past. Braking is as simple as pulling the handles together, giving you precise stopping power even while descending, without callused hands or shredded gloves.
Forward & Reverse
Shifter knobs located above the hand grips allow you to easily shift between forward, neutral and reverse.
The award-winning Wijit delivers increased mobility and control, while protecting you from repetitive stress injury. And it helps you get more exercise, resulting in improved overall health.
Easy to Use
The combination of the lever drive and the transmission reduces the force required to move your chair. And reduces the number of times you have to push the wheels each day by a factor of 2 to 3. The brakes let you stop the chair easily. Quick release hubs make it easy to remove and install the wheels to simplify transporting your chair. The Wijit lets you drive, steer and brake without ever touching the wheels.
With a nearly 1:2 ratio lever-drive system, Wijits are faster and require less effort than push-rim wheelchairs, allowing you to travel farther than with your current chair with less effort. Easily navigate tight turns.
Wijits improve strength and increase conditioning in a way no power assist device or traditional push-rim wheelchair can match.
Wijits offer tremendous leverage, allowing you to quickly scale non-compliant ramps and slopes you would never attempt in a regular chair.
Who Can Use It?
Many patients who are unable to self-propel a manual wheelchair and would otherwise require a power chair are able to successfully use a manual wheelchair and Wijit to meet all of their mobility needs. Patients with a very broad range of diagnosis can benefit from the Wijit including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cerebrovascular accidents
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Fractures of the femur, hip, pelvis, and/or bilateral lower extremities (throughout convalescence and rehabilitation)
- Lou Gherig’s (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)